It’s officially spring, and you know what that means—time for spring cleaning! Mix up a batch of All-Purpose Cleaner with 2 cups of rubbing alcohol, 1 tbsp. of ammonia, 1 tbsp. of dishwashing liquid, and 2 quarts of water combined in a bucket. Then, pour the cleaner into a hand-held sprayer bottle. This concoction is perfect to clean the living room windows, kitchen counters, bathroom tile, and just about any other hard surface!
Make sure to also spend some time cleaning up your yard. Run any leaves, tree branches, and other compostable materials through a shredder, and use it to start a new compost pile. Then douse the pile with this Compost Feeder Tonic: 1/2 can of beer, 1/2 can of cola, and 1/2 cup of dishwashing liquid mixed in a 20 gallon hose-end sprayer. Give the pile a good dose of this tonic once a month, and it’ll turn into black, crumbly, nutrient-rich compost before you know it!
If all that work leaves you with an achin’ back, use a homemade ice pack! It’s so easy to make – simply mix 1 part rubbing alcohol with 2 parts water, and pour into a heavy-duty zip-top plastic freezer bag. Squeeze all the air out, seal the bag up, and tuck it away in the freezer. Because alcohol doesn’t freeze, the contents will be slushy rather than rock hard—and all the more comfortable on your achin’ body. And when you’re sore-no-more, just pop it back in the freezer for next time.